The International Temples Project
A Beautiful Gift to Future Generations
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.
The ITP fosters the international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centres (KMCs), International Retreat Centres (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centres (KBCs) Hotel Kadampas, World Peace Cafes, the International Schools Project, and Tharpa Publications. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.
Each year, for example, tens of thousands of people visit the Temples, KMCs, KBCs and IRCs. Some attend courses and retreats to learn how to develop inner peace through meditation, while others go to view the holy objects and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. But whatever their reason for visiting, Geshe Kelsang has said that anyone who sees a Temple or the holy objects within will receive a special blessing that sows a seed of future peace and happiness in their mind.
“Whenever anyone, Buddhist or not, sees a Temple or an image of Buddha they receive blessings.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
For more information about the International Temples Project, including ways you can help, visit kadampatemples.org.
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison Year at a Glance
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays & Fridays, April 1-29 | 12-12:30 PM
Thursday Morning Meditation | April 2-23 | 10-11:15 AM
Making Every Moment Meaningful: Free Public Talk & Special NKT Day Event | Saturday, April 4 | 1-2:15 PM
Happy Regardless Sunday Series: Resilience through Meditation | Sundays, April 5-26 | 10-11:15 AM
Living from the Inside Out Monday Night Class: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment| Mondays, April 6-27 | 7-8:15 PM
Buddha's Enlightenment Day: Special Talk with Gen Gomlam | Wednesday, April 15 | 7-8:15 PM
Friday Night Lecture: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: A Buddhist Perspective | Friday, April 17 | 7-8:15 PM
Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa Introduction | Friday, May 1 | 7-8:30 PM
Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa| Saturday, May 2 | 9 AM-5 PM
Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa Special Sunday Class and Retreat| Sunday, May 3 | 10 AM-5 PM
Happy Regardless Sunday Series: Escape to Reality| Sundays, May 3-31 | 10-11:15 AM
Living from the Inside Out Monday Night Class: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment| Mondays, May 4-18 | 7-8:15 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays May 6-29 | 12-12:30 PM
Thursday Morning Meditation | May 7-28 | 10-11:15 AM
Part 1: Friday Night Lecture: Calm Mind in a Crazy World| Friday, May 15 | 7-8:15 PM
Part 2: Saturday Meditation Retreat: Finding the Solution Within| Saturday, May 30 | 10 AM-3 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays & Fridays, June 3-30 | 12-12:30 PM
An Evening of Benefit and Bliss: KMC Madison Benefit Dinner| Saturday, June 6 | 5-8 PM
New! Sunday Series| Sundays, June 7-28 | 10-11:30 AM *No Class on June 14
Meditation for Kids | Sundays, June 7-28 | 10-11:30 AM *No Class on June 14
A World of Loving Kindness: Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and Teachings on Loving Kindness | US Festival at KMC New York | June 12-17
Special Away Retreat with KMC Chicago & KMC Madison: Awakening the Heart: A Weekend Retreat on Loving Kindness | Friday, June 26 - Sunday June 28 at Siena Retreat Center in Racine
Part 1: Friday Night Lecture Silencing the Inner Critic | Friday, July 10 | 7-8:30 PM (Rescheduled from March 13)
Part 2: Connecting with Our Pure Potential Meditation Retreat | Saturday, July 18 | 10 AM-4 PM (Rescheduled from March 18)